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4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343 (Formerly West Steak Seafood Spirits) (Cannon/Avenida Encinias)
+1 760-930-9100
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4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: An intimate and distinctive fine dining restaurant fused with a creative...
An intimate and distinctive fine dining restaurant fused with a creative culinary team. West Steak and Seafood provides the highest quality prime steaks, chops, and seafood prepared to your taste. Enjoy a healthy "farm to table" experience with fresh vegetables picked daily from our own West Farm.
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  • 37
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
What a find! Great food & Great service

We enjoyed dinner with another couple the other night. From the outside, I thought the place was a bit unassuming, but inside we had the chance to absolutely relish a fantastic dinner. Our waiter was top notch. Knowledgeable, personable, but not obtrusive in any way. All of the dishes were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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San Diego, California
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed dinner with another couple the other night. From the outside, I thought the place was a bit unassuming, but inside we had the chance to absolutely relish a fantastic dinner. Our waiter was top notch. Knowledgeable, personable, but not obtrusive in any way. All of the dishes were nicely prepared including each of the beef dishes that were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The restaurant was very good. When we arrived i thought it was a little dark and that the decoration was not all that nice. At first i thought that the prices might be a little exagerated but after tasting the food i found out that the food quality to price relation is very good and the prices were justified. The... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

And I love that about this restaurant! The food was divine and the atmosphere was fantastic. I normally find upscale restaurants to be too stuffy, but this one is different! I had the filet with whipped potatoes and it was fantastic.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The service is wonderful. The steak is amazing, melt-in-your-mouth, delicious. There's always something interesting on the menu to try as well.

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Carlsbad, CA
3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Good food and great service. Going to the happy hour between 4:30 and 6:30 gets you a great meal and cocktail at a reduced price. The amount of food is slightly reduced which suits us as we are older and just don't eat as much any more. Highly recommend.

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Carlsbad, California
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131 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Pleasant, clubby, not too noisy, dimmly lit bar, great wines by the glass, wonderful beer on tap, limited menu for happy hour. All the offerings are great. That drinks and food is offered at reduced prices really isn't enough to come here, but it's as good an excuse as any.

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Carlsbad, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Good food and average service but very expensive. We don't drink alcohol but we were constantly asked to order drinks although we said we only wanted water. I actually prefer Hunter Steakhouse for service and value, but as I said this is nice for special occasions.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We paid for our son, a Lieutenant at Camp Pendelton, and his wife to dine at West for their first wedding anniversary. They really looked forward to the dinner and were disappointed. They felt the restaurant did not live up to its reviews. Part of the problem may be that the young people (both 26) were given a lousy table... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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124 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The ratings I saw on Tripadvisor were justified. We had a very engaging server that took excellent care of us. Good size menu and large wine list. My wife had 2 appetizers for dinner and I had a salad and fillet. Great quality, cooked to order. I would go back in a heartbeat.

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Harrisburg, PA
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Had the scallops and my husband had the short ribs! OUTSTANDING!!! We splurged and had a piece of cheesecake which is made in house and a cup of Mexican coffee! The cake was moist and smooth- the best! Service was extremely friendly and attentive. Atmosphere is elegant even in the bar.descent prices for happy hour.

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Additional Information about West Steak and Seafood

Address: 4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343 (Formerly West Steak Seafood Spirits)
Phone Number: +1 760-930-9100
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343 (Formerly West Steak Seafood Spirits)
    (Cannon/Avenida Encinias)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-930-9100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene, Local cuisine

Description

An intimate and distinctive fine dining restaurant fused with a creative culinary team. West Steak and Seafood provides the highest quality prime steaks, chops, and seafood prepared to your taste. Enjoy a healthy "farm to table" experience with fresh vegetables picked daily from our own West Farm.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?